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contra18: Maggot Rain


Published May 6, 2007


"People talk a lot about all the homosexuals there are to see in the Greenwich Village, but it was all the neuters that caught my eye that day. These were my people - as used to wanting love from nowhere, as certain as I was that almost anything desirable was likely to be booby-trapped. I had a fairly funny idea. Someday all we neuters would come out of our closets and form a parade. I even decided what banner our front rank should carry, as wide as Fifth Avenue. A single word would be printed on it in letters four feet high:

EGREGIOUS.

Most people think that word means terrible or unheard of or unforgivable. It has a much more interesting story than that to tell. It means "outside the herd." Imagine that - thousands of people, outside the herd. "


Notes

text: Kurt Vonnegut - Deadeye Dick

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